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I just down graded from 12 meg to 3 meg and I have been gaming fairly comfortably for the last couple of days but today I have lost connection 3 times. I have to go do a power cycle on my modem and router. I am starting to think that it is my downgrade but not sure. Anyone have an any experience with this?
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post #2 of 22
Have a slower connection should not relate to having more frequent loss of connection.
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post #3 of 22
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Have a slower connection should not relate to having more frequent loss of connection.
Yeah it should actually make it more stable

well assuming its A/DSL.
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Have a slower connection should not relate to having more frequent loss of connection.
so its not my 3 meg speed then is it?
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I have a 3Mb connection and don't really have any problems gaming on it. If someone starts downloading something on another computer in my network, my ping goes sky high, but that's about it.
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post #6 of 22
3 meg is fine.
I've played WoW at the same time as my GF (on two different PC's) over a crappy 1 mbps DSL link and we didn't lag at all.

Games are a lot less bandwidth intensive than you might think.
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post #7 of 22
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I have a 3Mb connection and don't really have any problems gaming on it. If someone starts downloading something on another computer in my network, my ping goes sky high, but that's about it.
Well then I wonder if it is one of my kids on the laptop or maybe using the wi fi on their cell phones? Would that affect it?
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3 meg is fine.
I've played WoW at the same time as my GF (on two different PC's) over a crappy 1 mbps DSL link and we didn't lag at all.

Games are a lot less bandwidth intensive than you might think.
Ok, then it's probably the Call of duty server that's having the issues.
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post #9 of 22
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so its not my 3 meg speed then is it?
No, it's not. Also, a 3Mb connection should be MORE than enough for just gaming. Assuming you don't have other computers on the same connection downloading or streaming something.
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post #10 of 22
Yeah cod servers are always crashing. I also game on 3mb Internet but on cable with no problems.
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